Lots of bad info about the dam. I have seen a few bad things happen there over the years. Easy scout and highly recommened.
If you do the long downhill carry in to the reservation and the water is high you do have class 4 for a couple miles. If its really high rescues are really difficult due to the caynon walls and eddylines/whirlpools from hell (for a swimmer).
as of last July. The rebar is still there. The sharp metal, most dont know about, but at low water when walking around the top you would not want to step on the metal even with booties on. The far right was filled with small logs (this changes all the time, just look first before you run!)
Originally Posted by Snowolf
Yep. I do the upper section from Reservation boundary to Stimpson and in higher water, it is class 4 according to Soggy Sneakers. Last summer, I went right over the dam on river right with no problem. I had read that they cut out the rebar and metal that was on that thing.
I will plan a trip this summer going from Stimpson down to the lower take out. I have always just taken out at ice house so that section will be new to me.